Chin Tiki in Detroit: An Update

James Teitelbaum has an update on the Chin Tiki: Marvin and his son Marlon would like to reopen Chin Tiki’s upstairs floor for private events, and possibly as a full time night club. If that goes well, they would like to reopen the (more severely wrecked) downstairs at some point as well. They would like to have the upstairs space ready in time for the Superbowl in January, 2006, which is being held in Detroit. The stadium is walking distance from Chin Tiki. They have a lot of hurdles to overcome, such as plumming problems, water damage, and others. Also, … Continue reading Chin Tiki in Detroit: An Update

Opportunity to See Chin Tiki in Detroit

Chin Tiki in Detroit opened in 1967 and has been closed for many years, but is still somewhat intact. There was been much speculation over the years regarding what the eventual fate of the Chin Tiki will be: whether it will be reopened by the owner Marvin Chin, sold and reopened by another owner, or whether it will disappear entirely. The restaurant was used in filming the movie 8 Mile, and was reportedly damaged by the film crew. Now, as part of the Jungle Madness Motor City Tiki Art show happening the first weekend of September, the Chin Tiki will … Continue reading Opportunity to See Chin Tiki in Detroit